This richly-textured play weaves the dark energy of one of Shakespeare's most intense plays with compelling, current-day characters and problems. Andreya, a selfish student who gets what she wants by being manipulative and cruel, is affronted when she doesn't get the lead female role for the school's production of "Othello." Instead, the part of Desdemona goes to Miranda, a quiet but talented teen whose dysfunctional family has kept her out of many school activities. The part of Othello goes to Aaron, a well-rounded and popular student. As the rehearsals progress, Andreya devises a payback. Like Shakespeare's character Iago, she uses the love that springs up between Othello and Desdemona, in this case Aaron and Miranda, to try to destroy them. However, in this play Othello is redeemed by not being completely hoodwinked by Iago and drawing the line at actual murder. And Andreya is ultimately undone.